Parents evenings are part of any parent’s life, and, of course, any teacher’s, and I have been to many in my life, on both sides of the table.
But a recent parents evening, one where I was ‘the teacher’, really moved me.
Two fathers really had an impact on me. All the parents were lovely … Read more
Parents and Protection
In Praise of Football
This is a blog I never thought I would write.
I was going to have daughters. As a rampant feminist in my 20s I had ordered girl children only. I was going to be colouring in butterflies with gel pens, going to ballet classes, and brushing hair into plaits. I can do all of these … Read more
Women and Divorce
I’m in the middle of writing my next book which is about how to make the best of the end of a relationship whether it is ending through divorce, separation or bereavement (they are more similar than you might think).
As you know, I’m divorced and I know lots of people who are also divorced. … Read more
Kids can be good for your career
I’ve spent the day with two lovely women. One a make up artist and one a photographer.
All of us work part time and/or run our own businesses.
We all started to do this when we had our kids. Before that we had all worked full time, doing the career woman bit.
I think that … Read more
Today has just been one of those days where I don’t feel like I’ve had my needs met..or rather, that I have managed to meet my own needs.
My lovely start to half term was a screaming worthy of raising the dead and which led into a half hour sharing circle to try and establish … Read more